Birgit & Kenna
We’ve been friends for over fifteen years and business partners since 2015. We met back in 2002 while both working for Quiksilver, a surf lifestyle company, Birgit as the global head of design for Roxy footwear and Kenna as the head of marketing.
Birgit’s been designing footwear for over 26 years for brands like Esprit de Corp, Kenneth Cole, Sam Edelman, Reef and Roxy. And Kenna is more of the marketing/business bird. She spent fourteen years at Quiksilver, where she held executive positions in both marketing and sales.
But it wasn’t in a meeting where we became friends. We’d meet up at the company restaurant and it was our common love of sarcasm, a good turkey sandwich, “HAVE'A" chips, and a slightly unnatural addiction to iced tea that bonded us. And we’ve been friends ever since.